In October of 2011, in the midst of overwhelming work stress, I received an email from an old friend gushing about her fabulous new husband and beautiful new baby and all-around perfect life. “I couldn’t be happier,” she wrote.
That email precipitated a flood of tears from me and triggered my grieving process. In the following year, I took up kundalini yoga, started writing this blog, and began devising a Plan B. I felt my life had to change.
Interestingly, October 2011 is when Enlightened debuted. If only I’d had HBO! I had no idea a parallel journey was taking place on T.V.
The show ended in March 2013, the month I quit my job and embarked on a new life. Of course, things have not gone quite according to plan. I’m now living the Season 3 that we never got from Enlightened.
Love the visual of you rocking the “Enlightened” life 🙂 Reading those interviews with Mike White was lovely, thanks for that. I never cease to be touched and impressed with the depth of that man’s sensitivity and intelligence.
I feel so stupid now for not taking your advice earlier to watch the show… do you know how long ago it was that you recommended it to me? I usually wait for shows to arrive at the library as I don’t have Netflix, but I would have bought this one had I known how good it was.
Now I’m the one starting to feel silly…wondering if perhaps I confused you with a friend of mine that I rapturously recommended this series to on Facebook, way back in March this year.?…I believe I picked up on the show late 2012.